Miami Avenue Traffic Study
In July of 2019, the City of Madeira was awarded a CDBG Mini-Grant, through Hamilton County, to conduct a traffic study of Miami Avenue. The traffic study was initiated based upon the recommendations and goals identified for Downtown Madeira in the Comprehensive Plan. One of the goals identified was to provide an inviting pedestrian experience along Miami Avenue within Downtown. Well-designed streets generate higher revenues for businesses and higher values for homeowners.
The City began a competitive selection process to find a qualified traffic engineer to conduct the study. After a review of written proposals and interviews, a team of traffic engineers, headed by Caroline Duffy at 143 Engineers, was selected to conduct the study.
Preliminary findings and preliminary concepts were presented by the team on May 18, 2020 to a joint session of Planning Commission and City Council. Based upon feedback at the meeting, the consultant made some revisions to the report and conceptual drawings. The report recommends a variety of traffic calming methods, including a road diet, dedicated 2-way center turn lane, pedestrian refuge islands, high visibility crosswalks, improved street lighting, addition of streetscape “parklets” and widened sidewalks. Further details on the recommendations from the report can be found in the EXECUTIVE SUMMARY or the FULL REPORT. Also, please view the CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW VIDEO to help visualize the potential improvements.
The next step for this traffic study is to hold a public input session. Due to restrictions limiting the size of groups as part of COVID-19 response, the public session will be held virtually. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOTs) online public input platform will be utilized to collect residents’ input. Once the information on the study is loaded to the platform, access to the link will be announced on the City’s social media accounts and posted on our website.